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Understanding Magazines in Year 8

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Magazines, More on Magazines, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 2 of Year 8, we introduce the students to Magazines. The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own magazine.

This unit is intended to develop the students technical skills with Photoshop Elements. One example of a skill that we focus on is the ‘lasso’ tool, which allows students to accurately select and crop before importing the material as a new layer into a magazine they are building.

Every sixth lesson the students sit a formal assessment and are awarded a National Curriculum level using our tailor-made assessment structure.

The skills are introduced by class demonstration, student mirroring the activity on their work stations and the key steps are supported with a range of guides and worksheets.

The formal assessments during the unit are designed to ensure that a particular competency has been achieved.

Supporting Resources

Magazine_Cover_Conventions.ppt
Magazine_Dates.ppt
Magazine_Evaluation.ppt
Magazine_Genres.ppt
Magazine_Glossary.ppt
Magazine_Spelling_Starter.ppt
Magazine_Starter.ppt
Magazine_Titles.ppt


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